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#scandal:   to the network execs, please CANCEL this crappy B6-13 show, and bring back Scandal.   remember that show?   it was a ground-breaking series with a strong, determined, female lead who was the ultimate DC fixer, specializing in political crisis management.

she was highly-respected, and she always got the job done right.   and the highlight for me was that crackling-hot, steamy-passionate, love-affair between her and President Grant.   it was gripping TV.   plus, there were NO secret assassin spies.   SMH, i miss that show.    -redorkulous

The show would’ve gotten extremely repetitive if it was just a series of her fixing problems every episode and having sex with the president. The introduction of B-613 also introduced something extremely important to the development of the protagonist: it gave us a window into her past and brought her fucked up parents into the mix. Not only this, but B-613 is, in its own way, the show’s biggest antagonist that actually poses a threat to the main characters.

Okay, but how many seasons did House have? And how many times wasn’t it lupus?!

I don’t watch House

That was a joke… I could also have named any procedural cop drama. ;)

They have a lot of seasons which focus on the main characters and nobody considers them repetitive or boring.

Like Law & Order and SVU

Exactly! How many times did a jogger or two deliveryman find a body while talking about their kids or their ex-wives? How many times did witnesses just walk away without being excused by police?! Like that would happen!

Scandal didn’t become boring and repetitive until it became the B6-13 show. Seasons 1 and 2a were not boring at all.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^i was ok with b613 originally when it was just a little bit and whole lot more secretive…now…i agree it’s time to shift focus…and it’s only interesting to me when rowan is involved because he’s so wicked…

It really has become more of a spy show. And not a very good one. I was all for the political drama and Liv showcasing her skills as a political fixer. I think there was a lot of potential and many, many stories they could’ve told based on real life scandals. I really don’t know how far they can go or how many different stories they can tell in the spy world while still keeping Liv as the protagonist, the person who the show is supposed to be about. I think that would limit the show. I mean, Liv isn’t even a spy.

I’m hoping B613 has been wrapped up and put away for a while. It’s the perfect time for Olivia to get her groove back, rebuild OPA and focus on the case if the week. Fitz is in office, Mama Pope is presumed dead, Papa Pope is happily on his throne and even if Harrison is dead it will be chalked up to Adnan or Marie, both of whom are out of commission. It would take half a season at least for David to make sense of everything in the boxes and even then he might be like, nah. Hopefully something shiny will come along to distract him.

Yeah hopefully B613 will go back into the shadows. Where it belongs. Olivia will never be great if her dad, or B613, continue to have significant influence in her life.

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7 lies we have to stop telling about African-American female students

There is a myth that African-American girls generally fare better than African-American boys — that they somehow have it easier. This creates a potentially damaging narrative that may ultimately prevent society from truly empowering these young women.

Here are seven myths that we need to stop repeating when it comes to African-American women and the achievement gap.

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Scandal looks like a really good show to me, and I was thinking about getting in to it, but after seeing all these articles about how much it's changed for the worse, I'm not sure if I should or not. What would you recommend? Do you think it's still worth watching?
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Yes, I would definitely still watch it. Olivia Pope is such a great character when they let her do what she’s meant to do. I think they just need to go back to the drawing board a little bit after this season. I think they’ll bring it around.

yes! hopefully! it’s still decent tv compared to a lot of what’s out there but S3 was a little off for me…

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#scandal:   to the network execs, please CANCEL this crappy B6-13 show, and bring back Scandal.   remember that show?   it was a ground-breaking series with a strong, determined, female lead who was the ultimate DC fixer, specializing in political crisis management.

she was highly-respected, and she always got the job done right.   and the highlight for me was that crackling-hot, steamy-passionate, love-affair between her and President Grant.   it was gripping TV.   plus, there were NO secret assassin spies.   SMH, i miss that show.    -redorkulous

The show would’ve gotten extremely repetitive if it was just a series of her fixing problems every episode and having sex with the president. The introduction of B-613 also introduced something extremely important to the development of the protagonist: it gave us a window into her past and brought her fucked up parents into the mix. Not only this, but B-613 is, in its own way, the show’s biggest antagonist that actually poses a threat to the main characters.

Okay, but how many seasons did House have? And how many times wasn’t it lupus?!

good point

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sporadictv:

#scandal:   to the network execs, please CANCEL this crappy B6-13 show, and bring back Scandal.   remember that show?   it was a ground-breaking series with a strong, determined, female lead who was the ultimate DC fixer, specializing in political crisis management.

she was highly-respected, and she always got the job done right.   and the highlight for me was that crackling-hot, steamy-passionate, love-affair between her and President Grant.   it was gripping TV.   plus, there were NO secret assassin spies.   SMH, i miss that show.    -redorkulous

The show would’ve gotten extremely repetitive if it was just a series of her fixing problems every episode and having sex with the president. The introduction of B-613 also introduced something extremely important to the development of the protagonist: it gave us a window into her past and brought her fucked up parents into the mix. Not only this, but B-613 is, in its own way, the show’s biggest antagonist that actually poses a threat to the main characters.

Okay, but how many seasons did House have? And how many times wasn’t it lupus?!

I don’t watch House

That was a joke… I could also have named any procedural cop drama. ;)

They have a lot of seasons which focus on the main characters and nobody considers them repetitive or boring.

Like Law & Order and SVU

Exactly! How many times did a jogger or two deliveryman find a body while talking about their kids or their ex-wives? How many times did witnesses just walk away without being excused by police?! Like that would happen!

Scandal didn’t become boring and repetitive until it became the B6-13 show. Seasons 1 and 2a were not boring at all.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^i was ok with b613 originally when it was just a little bit and whole lot more secretive…now…i agree it’s time to shift focus…and it’s only interesting to me when rowan is involved because he’s so wicked…

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Dozens of veterans have died after being forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a months-long investigation conducted by CNN. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is plagued with long waiting lists and inefficient systems, is failing to adequately connect former military service members with the health care they need.

Over the past several years, delays in simple and routine screenings have prevented doctors from diagnosing cancer in time to save vets’ lives. CNN identified several specific VA hospitals in South Carolina, Georgia, and Arizona where the situation is particularly dire. Those facilities have placed thousands of veterans on a waiting list for simple gastrointestinal procedures, like a colonoscopy.

The Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system in Arizona is a particularly egregious offender. There, at least 40 veterans died while waiting in line for an appointment with a doctor. CNN found evidence that many of these individuals were placed on a secret waiting list that’s not entered electronically and not shared with the U.S. government. That way, when the VA hospital provides the government with its official list, it appears as though veterans are promptly receiving care — when in reality, some people are waiting for more than a year.

“The scheme was deliberately put in place to avoid the VA’s own internal rules,” Dr. Sam Foote, who recently retired after working for Phoenix’s VA system for 24 years, told CNN. “They wouldn’t take you off that secret list until you had an appointment time that was less than 14 days so it would give the appearance that they were improving greatly the waiting times, when in fact they were not.”

One of the former service members who died, 71-year-old Navy veteran Thomas Breen, urgently needed to see an urologist over concerns about the blood in his urine, particularly since his family has a history of cancer. His son explained that Breen was so proud of his military service that he would go “nowhere but the VA” for his treatment. But making an appointment took months. When Breen’s wife finally received a call from the VA about the urologist, Breen had already passed away from Stage 4 bladder cancer.

The issue has attracted the attention of Congress. At the beginning of this year, members of Congress began demanding answers about the unnecessary deaths linked to inadequate VA services. The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee is monitoring the long wait times and attempting to push for more consequences for the VA officials responsible for the hospital systems. And Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is calling for hearings on the possible neglect specifically within the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system.

But the problem isn’t limited to delayed cancer diagnoses. There’s also evidence that U.S. veterans are waiting months to receive treatment for their serious mental illnesses — and that’s contributing to some preventable deaths, too. Some veterans have committed suicidewhile they’re stuck in line waiting for care. This dynamic threatens to continue, since the suicide rate among young veterans has tripled over the past three years. Nonetheless, cuts included in the budget sequester threaten to compromise veterans’ access to mental health care even further.

Over the past year, the VA has been working to eliminate a backlog of hundreds of thousands of unprocessed medical claims, but there are still about 400,000 overdue compensation claims left. In addition to those 400,000 veterans who are waiting for benefits, another 265,000 former service members have filed appeals with the VA claiming their disability benefits were mistakenly denied or cut.

Source: Tara Culp-Ressler for ThinkProgress

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Ester Quek // reminding us that there are levels to this shit. 

dayummmm!!! bad as hell!!!

Ms Quek is sooo cool. There are pinterest pages devoted to her sartorial skills. 

she’s a knockout…why the hell isn’t she gracing covers???  or did i miss them?

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Ginnifer Goodwin on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Wow, you realize how lucky the Scandal peeps were trying to hide Kerry’s bump when you see how big Ginnifer got, her weight is everywhere including her face. No hiding that.

i bet kerry worked hard to keep a lot of that baby weight off of her…she probably didn’t eat certain foods that would encourage the water retention that can happen during pregnancy…she seems fastidious like that…

It will be interesting to see if she can bounce back to her pre-baby weight. I guess it makes things easier when you’re a vegan.

if she breast feeds, she’ll more than likely bounce back pretty quickly…

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Lupita Nyong’o

I need her workout regimen. Her arms are cut, her shoulders nicely muscled. I find it surprising people ask her everything about her beauty regime but that. You’re not just ‘naturally’ toned at 31, that takes effort. 

I love her spirit. Her being People’s Most beautiful person means so much more than just a title, so many dark-skinned little girls round the world will look at her and feel beautiful too. All of sudden they’ll want to look like her, not Halle Berry, and that’s such an amazing thing.

Yep. She came on the scene with her natural hair, skin, and her intelligence and spirit beaming from every pore. Good on her for accepting the award (she didn’t have to), but she realises that the honour is bigger than her. 

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